Conversation corner: What's your favorite phone you've owned so far and why?


While it's always true that technology is just the means to an end and generally shouldn't be fawned upon, all of us are guilty of having a gadget that we keep close to our heart.

Be it last year's most capable smartphone or a niche feature phone that was gifted to us more than a decade ago, we've all had one of these that is something more than just a pile of recyclable hardware and circuitry. A stash of fond memories, if you will.

Let us hear you, share your memories! Tell us about your favorite phone in the comments section right below!

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121 Comments

1. jphiller87

Posts: 92; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

I really liked my One Plus One

100. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Nexus 5 for me. Slim bezels, outstanding performance, and perfect fit in the hands.

103. MINDoSOUL

Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

I am surprised non of the comments have mentioned the Nexus 6p yet, by far the best phone i ever owned and still own. I only wished it had a better OEM battery, a better processor, smaller bezels like the Samsung S8. My wish for the next Pixel(in terms of design): The design of Samsung S8 with dual speakers in front symmetricaly positioned.

104. andrak

Posts: 30; Member since: Oct 12, 2013

Nexus 5 is the best, its even still been used to showcase apps images, its the model of android, it's so beautiful and its only downside was the battery

2. libra89

Posts: 2300; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

The Nokia Lumia 521. Aside from it being my first smartphone, it had great battery life, a decent camera and run well for what it was at the time.

60. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

The iphone 4. Its my favourite because of the jaw dropping design and the screen.

64. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Okay, if it isnt limited to smartphones then its got to be the N82, for industrial design, its camera (with xenon flash) and the video editing capability. Honourable mentions are the n90 (the camcoder type) and the nokia communicator. God, nokia killed it with all types of industrial designs back in the day though. I owned too many nokias to count though but for my favourite one that i never owned then i'll say the n95 and n73.

74. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Okay, if it isnt limited to smartphones then its got to bethe N82," Nokia N82 was a smartphone. Unless you're saying that Symbian OS 9.2 (S60 rel. 3.1) wasn't a smart OS...

89. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Point taken.

111. domfonusr

Posts: 1088; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

I think Bankz's point was that if it came before the iPhone, then it couldn't have been a "true" smartphone in the modern sense. The Nokia N82 launched prior to the iPhone, and overlapped with it for a few years, but represented the old style of smartphones that the iPhone made obsolete. There were smartphones other than the iPhone before and after the HTC G1 came out, but the G1 benefitted from the technical advances of the iPhone, whether in serial or in parallel (this has been debated ad-nauseum already, and so I won't try to answer that one here), in ways that others could not (think BlackBerry Storm and Nokia 5800 XpressMusic). Android was originally designed to compete with BlackBerry, but after the iPhone arrived it was tweaked to compete with iOS. Without the iPhone, we would not have had Android in its current form as soon as we did. Personally I liked how things were before the iPhone... much more variety in form-factors among the "old" smartphones... much more choice in that sense. Now, every smartphone looks like an iPhone in one respect or another nowadays.

84. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

If we're talking about design, then definitely the RAZR2 V8. It was absolutely gorgeous. I had the rose gold/copper color and it was gorgeous from every angle.

94. domfonusr

Posts: 1088; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

For me, it's either the Nokia 9300 or the Nokia E75. Both were sort of communicator style devices, though I don't think that was in the name of either of them. Both are beautiful devices for their eras. I sure wish I could have owned a Nokia N95, but I got the E62 and N75 instead (for far less, even combined, than I could have gotten the N95), which are also nice phones in their own right. Of all of my old collection, I still retain, in storage, the Nokia E62 and the Nokia 9300, and I even bring them out once in a while to reminisce. Maybe I'll give them to a museum some day, long after I have shared them with my nieces.

97. domfonusr

Posts: 1088; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

As for feature phones, I have had many more of those than I have had smartphones, and the best couple of feature phones I've had would have to include my first phone, the Nokia 6010, a freaking tank of a phone that had no frills, but did everything I asked of it for many many years; and the LG A340, which was the last feature phone I ever owned, and probably the best feature phone I ever owned in terms of performance and capacity.

3. peter.k

Posts: 77; Member since: Jul 05, 2017

Okay, I'll start! My favorite phone happens to also be the first one I've ever owned. It was also the most rudimentary device you could ever think of - a Nokia 1100. From a technical standpoint, it was nothing to write home about, but it was given to me by my late grandfather, which is why I still hold this handset close to heart. Yeah, it still works!

4. Saadq23

Posts: 5; Member since: Feb 22, 2016

My favorite phone i owned so far was the S7 edge. (Currently a one plus 3T). The phone definitely had some drawbacks. The battery was not good, It wasn't the fastest being an non - google phone updates took forever. But i still had the most fun the S7 edge.

22. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

My favorite smartphone of all times is the Galaxy S4! A true life companion.

5. DBoss

Posts: 102; Member since: Feb 18, 2017

Nokia N8 is my favourite! it was so advanced on its time and it still takes the better pictures than most of the recent flaghips. i also like samsung galaxy devices inspite of its laggy OS. Sleekiest design with its display always have been top notch everytime they release a new one and most importantly they always used to have some innovative tech behind every galaxies. As you know apple always perfects them!! ;) Now i settled with S7 edge..

6. turk_az

Posts: 75; Member since: May 11, 2012

Nokia N82 is/was my favorite phone.. Good camera at the time .. great flash light and it was really bad-ass phone .. i loved it i happen to own a S8 plus now and i'm loving this device too

7. peter.k

Posts: 77; Member since: Jul 05, 2017

Oh, love that one! The tiny keyboard was a pain in the behind, but it was a glorious phone for its time!

11. turk_az

Posts: 75; Member since: May 11, 2012

yeah using keyboard was challenging but it was worth it!

38. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

N82 was a flagship among flagships in 2006,7,8..

42. maherk

Posts: 6967; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Nokia N86 for me. Absolutely perfect design and build quality for that time, superb camera, and fantastic Amoled screen. I would still buy one in a heartbeat if I was to find one in my area.

8. ph00ny

Posts: 2056; Member since: May 26, 2011

HTC TYTN/TYTN2!!! Those little winmo smartphones were far ahead in functionality than all of its competitor at the time but lacked the hardware to properly deliver on user experience.

14. ph00ny

Posts: 2056; Member since: May 26, 2011

International version of the S2 started my android ride. It was the best performing device by far when snapdragon was far behind. It also helped that international release was several months ahead of the US release and i was the only one with the S2. International version of the Note 1 was the reason for my phablet thirst. i used to get asked whether it's the new ipad

25. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"i used to get asked whether it's the new ipad" Now that's funny, bruh. :)

88. ph00ny

Posts: 2056; Member since: May 26, 2011

i lived in NYC at the time and people would ask me about it all the time in the elevator or on the street

9. BGChicago

Posts: 225; Member since: Nov 16, 2014

BlackBerry Q10. Still using it, 4 years now!!!!!!!!!. Of coarse I carry along Galaxy S7 but for work, Q10 is what I usually pick first.

10. Tizo101

Posts: 577; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

my favourite phone is a tablet... a Vodafone tablet - bought it for next to nothing and used it for everything from books while studying to watching movies, not forgetting those random phone calls I made. This thing was even better for me in typing and editing documents. I still own it but now I generally use it for reading academic books - works flawlessly.

12. Kaloyan.C

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

Definitely my Lumia 920. There's tons that can be said about its problems — battery life, overheating, dust in the front camera, Windows Phone, etc. — but it's simply the best-looking device I've ever owned (and also the best Lumia design by far). And boy, do I love me a pretty phone!

39. peter.k

Posts: 77; Member since: Jul 05, 2017

Found the co-worker.

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